Hounah – Fairbanks [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Laidback, Reflective, Roots.

Tell us a few things about your new song “Fairbanks”. What is the main idea behind it?

Basically, I let the groove guide me in producing. It was early clear to me that the song had a certain trip hop attitude. I also knew very early that I would like to ask the Swiss singer Lena Schmidt to sing the vocals for the song. I had a certain vision of the sound of her voice and the instrumental. Lena even exceeded these expectations. The song lyrics are based on a poem by the poet Edith Dame Sitwell. For me it deals with a form of being alone. But I think there are also other interpretations. In any case, it touches me very much.

What first got you into music?

Already in my youth I was enthusiastic about making music with the computer and I tried out a lot of things. Parallel to this, i developed a great passion for DJing. Somehow one thing led to another. – I played my first gigs, the first releases came. And the hobby became a profession. The passion for different music styles has always remained.

What do you enjoy most? Writing music or performing your music live?

I really have alternating phases in my life. Basically, I always concentrate on the moment. When I’m in the studio, I try to block out everything else. When I’m on stage, my focus is absolutely there. I like that variety a lot.

What is the biggest challenge you have faced as an artist so far?

I think my challenges grow with the years I’ve been making music. Maybe that’s also part of it. The biggest challenge was certainly my upcoming “Hounah” album “Broken Land”. It’s my first solo album and a certain lack of compromise was very important to me. It should become a musical part of me. For that I had to learn a lot and i also work very focused. It was a very intense time, but in the end I’m very happy about it.

In which state of mind do you imagine people might listen to your music?

It may be different for everyone. Everyone feels music differently. But basically it is already music, where you can perhaps listen a little more closely to capture details. Maybe you can be in a more reflective mood or very close to yourself.

What is the one habit/thing you cannot live without?

A difficult but also easy question: This is my family. These are my children. And of course music as passion.

Thank you!

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